Darius Frye, Co-Owner is better known as Dario B Freeze, has a dance history that runs the length of 19 years. He started as a dancer for Small Frye Dance Academy under the direction of his mother Cheryl. He began to compete at the age of 15 with the local San Diego team, AXS. From there, he began choreographing for his family's namesake team, Generation F, an affiliate of Small Frye Dance Academy. Since moving to LA at the age of 18, he's danced for Westbound Dance Company Academy of Swag and Theorists winner of several Championships. His most prized title is the Lead Director of the studio's home team, The Origin OC3 and OCUnlimited. Under his direction the teams have won the Championships @ World of Dance, Urban Street Jam, Collaboration NorCal and most recently The Bronze medal at the 2018 Hip Hop International Dance Championship and representing the USA in the Hip Hop International World Championship Dario is an avid freestyler and specializes in Popping, Locking, Krump, House, New Jack, Waacking, Vogueing and anything he can get a chance to learn.
To add to this young mans bio He also holds a Bachelors degree in Film Production and does the videography here at Origin along with several acclaimed feature films from Columbia College Hollywood and has worked for youth agencies such as YMCA, Youth Policy Institute, Parker Anderson Enrichment Program and is currently employed at his alma mater Columbia College Hollywood in the film equipment department and is an up and coming film maker and videographer
Owner, Cheryl Armour Frye's career in Visual and performing Arts span over 35 years. Born and raised in Chicago, Cheryl taught Dance, Childrens Theater, Basic Modeling and Finishing as a High School and College Student. She was accepted into DePaul University"s Goodman School of Drama at the age of 17 and also studied at Columbia University Chicago campus . She also developed cheer programs for Chicago's iconic Jackie Robinson West Baseball League at the age of 15. She then went on to develop programs for Calumet Park Illinois Recreation Department such as children's theater, dance, modeling, summer sports and arts camps all from there embryonic stages. She also formed The Destiny Teen Dancers of Chicago and were a yearly feature in Chicago's Bud Biliken Parade, the second largest parade in the country. Marrying and relocating to California Cheryl has developed Recreation Performing Arts and Youth Programs for The City of Oceanside Recreation Department, Social Advocates for Youth of SD, Chula Vista Elementary School District, Harmonium Children's Services, Neighborhood House Association and Chicano Federation of SD. She along with the help of her children Darius and Destiny Frye developed Small Frye as well as the Generation F Dancers and has been the proud owner of The Origin for 9 years arguably the first hip hop education school San Diego. Both teams have competed and performed for events such as Kuumba Fest, SAY DAY at the BAY and Hip Hop International. In addition Cheryl holds a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a Masters degree in Education and an additional Masters degree in Human Behavior. )
Meet our award winning team!!!
Most of our Instructors grow here, by growing up here!
MEET THE STAFF AND DIRECTORS! ALL OF OUR STAFF ARE A PART OF OUR AWARD WINNING ADULT CREW OC-UNLIMITED THEY ARE ALL WORLD OF DANCE, HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL URBAN STREET JAM AND COLLABORATION HIP HOP COMPETITION CHAMPIONS!!!
Jian Carlo aka Jaycee Tenado has been with the Origin off and on since 2011. He was a part of The Original Origin Crew and is now a member of our HHI Bronze Medal squad OCunlimited. His other credits dance include Kinology and Body Poets and Brickhouse Entertainment. Jay is our Recording Studio Manager and Hip Hop Dance substitute Instructor
GIo Rodriquez started at The Origin at the age of 11 Now almost 19 Gio has grown into a fierce Hip Hop dancer, specializing in Popping, Robotics and Isolations. He is the longest standing member and Captain of The award winning Origin Crew, as well as a member of the Championship OC3 Trio Crew, HHI Bronze Medalist for OCUnlimited and Director of our Junior Crew Genesis,
Cierra Burdett has been teaching dance at The Origin for almost 2 years. Her classes include Jazz Funk and Lyrical Hip Hop. Ms Cierra is also a member of our HHI Bronze Medal Team OCunlimited. Other dance credits include Evolution Dance crew and Juke Box Dance Family of Arizona.
Zach Petrie came to Origin at The age of 11 as a member of our Varsity team Generation F. He went on to become a world class gymnast with 10 years experience and awards. Zach now 20 is a member of our Adult Crew OCUnlimited as well as our Tumbling Coach
Miguel aka "Migz" Zepeda 20 is one of the newest members of The Origin Family. Migz is a member of our OrigNation team as well as a member of our 2018 Bronze Medal Hip Hop International team OCunlimited. He now teaches House Dance and Breaking at our studio is is one of our Junior Team Directors, Genesis
TEEN JUNIOR INSTRUCTORS
HOPE RANDALL- YOUTH BEGINNING HIP HOP
CARSON COOPER- TIK TOK TUESDAYS, WAACKING
MONET BLAND TEEN BEGINNING HIP HOP